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Three score 20 points, No. 20 Iowa tops Purdue

Monika Czinano

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Monika Czinano scored 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting, including making all five of her shots in a pivotal second quarter, and the No. 20 Iowa women’s basketball team pulled away from Purdue for an 83-71 win on Sunday.

“Our defense was good, our communication was excellent, our focus was excellent,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “I am proud of our team for us to come here and give that much effort.”

Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle added 22 points apiece for the Hawkeyes (20-4, 11-2 Big Ten Conference), who set up a showdown at No. 13 Maryland on Thursday with the league lead on the line. Amanda Ollinger had 12 rebounds.

“I thought Mak attacked the hole well and Kathleen hit some dagger 3s at the end of the shot clock,” Bluder said. “We had great clock management.”

Kayanna Traylor led the Boilermakers (15-10, 6-7) with a career-high 21 points, going 6 of 8 from the field and 7 of 9 from the foul line. Jenelle Grant added 12 points and Fatou Diagne grabbed 14 rebounds.

Iowa trailed 18-14 after one quarter but made 11 of 13 shots — missing its only two 3-point attempts — to outscore Purdue 25-15 in the second quarter for a 39-33 halftime lead. Czinano was 5-for-10 shooting and Doyle 4 for 5 with a free throw.

In a high-scoring third quarter that saw Iowa open a 12-point lead, Purdue cut it back to six. Meyer had 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two 3-pointers.

Purdue got within two early in the fourth quarter but a 14-1 run decided it with Doyle scoring the last eight, hitting a pair of triples.

Despite going 5 of 13 in the fourth quarter, Iowa shot 59% (33 of 56) to Purdue’s 42% (25 of 60).

No. 20 Iowa 83, Purdue 71

At West Lafayette, Ind.

IOWA (20-4) — Ollinger 4-6 0-2 8, Czinano 10-11 0-0 20, Doyle 8-14 4-5 22, Meyer 9-15 2-4 22, Sevillian 2-6 0-0 6, Warnock 0-2 2-4 2, Marshall 0-0 1-2 1, Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Meyer 0-0 0-0 0, Sanders 0-0 0-0 0, Taiwo 0-2 2-2 2. TOTALS 33-56 11-19 83.

PURDUE (15-10) — Harris 2-9 4-6 8, Hardin 3-4 0-0 9, McLaughlin 3-11 1-2 8, Oden 3-13 0-0 6, Traylor 6-8 7-9 21, Gony 0-0 0-0 0, Grant 5-5 0-0 12, Diagne 3-6 1-3 7, Stallings 0-2 0-0 0, Whilby 0-1 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Makolo 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 25-60 13-20 71.

Iowa 14 25 24 20 — 83

Purdue 18 15 24 14 — 71

3-Point Goals–Iowa 6-16 (Doyle 2-3, Meyer 2-5, Sevillian 2-5, Warnock 0-2, Taiwo 0-1), Purdue 8-18 (Hardin 3-4, McLaughlin 1-6, Oden 0-3, Traylor 2-2, Grant 2-2, Whilby 0-1). Assists–Iowa 23 (Doyle 6), Purdue 12 (McLaughlin 4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Iowa 31 (Ollinger 6-12), Purdue 33 (Diagne 6-14). Total Fouls–Iowa 15, Purdue 15. A–6,681.

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